Grilled Bruschetta with Fire Roasted Tomatoes and Garlic
Recipe type: Appetizer
Cuisine: Italian
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Serves: 18-20 toasts
  • 1 package Cherry or Grape Tomatoes
  • 1 8oz pkg Fresh Mozzarella Cheese
  • 1 loaf Crusty Italian Bread cut in ½ in slices (our local grocery store sells bags of "day old" bread already sliced)
  • 1 head of Garlic (leave one clove whole to rub bread* and slice the others)
  • Olive Oil
  • Fresh Parsley (optional)
  • 6-8 leaves Fresh Basil
  • Coarse ground Sea Salt and Black Pepper
  • Mesh grill roasting pan
  1. Wash tomatoes and slice in half
  2. Peel garlic and slice thin
  3. Roll basil leaves and slice thin
  4. Place the tomatoes, garlic slices, parsley and ½ of the basil in a bowl
  5. Drizzle with olive oil. Salt and pepper. Toss together
  6. Preheat grill and grill pan
  7. Rub bread with garlic clove. Drizzle olive oil on both sides
  8. Reduce the grill to medium-low
  9. Lay the bread directly on the grill rack to toast
  10. Pour the tomato mixture on the grill pan. Gently toss as the bread toasts
  11. Check frequently to be sure not to burn the toasts
  12. Move the pieces around the grill and flip over as necessary
  13. When the tomatoes start to "burst" and the garlic is lightly browned, remove from the grill and put back into the bowl
  14. Be cautious not to overcook the garlic as it can become bitter
  15. Remove the toast when a deep golden brown on both sides
  16. Allow the tomato mixture to cool slightly before adding cheese
  17. Cut the fresh Mozzarella into small pieces (about half the size of the tomatoes)
  18. Add the cheese, the remainder of the basil and another generous drizzle of olive oil to the bowl and gently toss
  19. Spoon onto the toasts
  20. Garnish the serving plate with whole basil leaves
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